[kuh n-stich-oo-uh n-see]
- a body of constituents; the voters or residents in a district represented by an elective officer.
- the district itself.
- any body of supporters, customers, etc.; clientele.
Origin of constituency
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Examples from the Web for constituency
Public unions have also created conflict with racial minorities, another core Democratic Party constituency.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
As an election tactic, it was a Hail-Mary move: a half-hour address by an aging actor of no political standing or constituency.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
October 27, 2014
The constituency most clamoring for executive action has already shown they expect little and will settle for nothing.Why Obama Won't Act on Immigration
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
September 2, 2014
Why are right-wingers on both sides of the pond so keen to court this constituency?The New Right-Wing Idol: Working Moms
July 16, 2014
The exercise also resulted in a renewed effort to reach out to evangelical Christians, a core Republican constituency.How AIPAC Botched Its Biggest Fight in Years
February 11, 2014
The constituency of the grog seller is the ready made tool of the demagogue.The Arena
Among the first was that from Medland's own constituency: he was beaten by above a hundred votes.Half a Hero
He read, and read correctly, too, the constituency to which he was about to appeal.A Pirate of Parts
And if he asperses the character of this constituency, I stand here to defend it!
"Not two-thirds of the constituency will poll," murmured Levy, looking at his watch.
- the whole body of voters who elect one representative to a legislature or all the residents represented by one deputy
- a district that sends one representative to a legislature
- (as modifier)constituency organization
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Word Origin and History for constituency
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